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Brock Q Piper, The Hypnotist, Contemporary Exhibition WINNER 2021

VAS GEORGE HICKS FOUNDATION CONTEMPORARY EXHIBITION 2022


Viewing Friday 4 March until Monday 21 March 2022
Opening Night, Tuesday 8 March at 7pm

Frater, Hammond & McCubbin Galleries

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The VAS George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition 2022 is sponsored by the George Hicks Foundation. 

The late George Hicks, VAS Member and exhibiting member, was awarded Life Membership of the Victorian Artists Society in 1979. Mr Hicks' name appears on the Victorian Artists Society Honours Board.

Mr Hicks was a major sponsor to the Victorian Artists Society for the Applied Chemicals Award 1968–1988, the VAS Winter Exhibition 1968–1979, the VAS Spring Exhibition 1981–1987, and the VAS Collectors Exhibition in 1980. 

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Portrait of George Hicks painted by Judy Cassab, 1967.



The Victorian Artists Society is proud to present the VAS George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition 2022, with viewing from Friday 4 March until Monday 21 March 2022.

For the Contemporary Exhibition artists have been asked to explore subjects from a modern perspective, challenging themselves creatively. Digital works are included. The Exhibition will showcase works by emerging and established artists.

In general, ‘Contemporary’ refers to styles developed from the second half of the 20th century up until today. It often deals with current social and cultural issues and exploits new media and subverts or reinvents tradition.

Dr Steven Rendall, contemporary artist and lecturer at RMIT School of Art, will be the Judge for this year's Contemporary Exhibition. As a highly accomplished artist who works across painting, video and sculpture, his works are held in many collections around the world including the National Gallery of Victoria.

You can find out more about Dr Steven Rendall by using this link: https://niagaragalleries.com.au/steven-rendall/

The winner of the VAS George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition Award 2022 will be presented on the evening of Tuesday 8 March.

The 2022 VAS Contemporary Exhibition Sculpture Award will also be presented on the evening.

Highly Commended Awards will be presented for artwork and sculpture.

Please join us for the Opening, and Awards presentation on Tuesday 8 March at 7pm.


Brock Q Piper, The Hypnotist, Contemporary Exhibition WINNER 2021

'The Hypnotist', oil on canvas by Brock Q Piper, winning painting in the VAS George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition in 2021.


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Left: Brock Q Piper, VAS George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition Winner 2021 with his award, and
Ian Hicks AO, Chairman of the George Hicks Foundation at the VAS Awards Presentation in 2021.


AN EXHIBITION OF SCULPTURE BY ANDRE SARDONE

 

Viewing Friday 4 March until Monday 21 March 2022

Hammond Gallery

Andre Sardone creates unique sculptural works in a mud brick studio in Mandurang, just outside Bendigo.

Living surrounded by box ironbark forest, the natural world influences and informs Andre’s work, which has an organic aesthetic. A recent series of works was based around the local birds and native grasses on his property.

With a focus on sustainability his arts practice is based around using predominately waste and reclaimed materials.

The style of Andre’s work varies greatly. His interest in the possibility of movement has inspired research into kinetic concepts and applied mechanics.

The works in this collection are all made from recycled materials, some of which offer interactivity.

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'Keeper of the Light' by Andre Sardone, 2018 NFS

'I like the use of ladders and the changing of scale to alter the perception of the viewer.'


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